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Workboat Coding

Our experienced surveyors undertake pre-purchase condition surveys for buyers and damage surveys for insurance purposes of all types of commercial work boats and fishing vessels.

We respond quickly and offer our services throughout the UK. Our Operations Director is a Compliance Examiner for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) small craft code and is accredited by the Society of Consulting and Marine Surveyors (SCMS). The SCMS is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a Certifying Authority for vessels coded to the MCA’s Small Craft Codes for vessels under 24m.
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Ship Survey and Inspection

We provide eCMID accredited surveyors, Marine Warranty surveyors, OCIMF Sire inspectors and Expert Witness.

Our experienced surveyors are available to mobilise anywhere in the world at short notice, and will provide prompt and concise reporting to the Client, for example: 

Navigation Assessment

To support best industry practise we are providing experienced maritime professionals to undertake third party Navigation Assessment of Client vessels.

Orcades Marine has a specialised team of experienced Master Mariners and Pilot assessors providing independent evaluation of the bridge team through the Navigational Audit process which can be tailored to suit areas of particular concern.

The findings and recommendations are reported back to the Client providing independent insight to facilitate the Clients management and mitigation of risk. As an important part of that process, on board training and advice is given to the bridge team by the auditor. 

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Orcades Marine work comfortably worldwide and respond promptly to requests for attendance.

ISM Auditing

We provide qualified auditors with extensive experience of company auditing being sensitive to the requirement for minimum disruption to the audited Company’s day to day operations.

Recent examples of projects successfully completed include an extensive auditing program of a national shipping company headquartered in the Gulf region, with reference to safety, regulation and organisational capabilities and best management practise. We are also engaged on a term contract as marine safety advisors and annual auditors to a diving contractor and vessel operator.

Contracts and Shipyard Supervision

We are experienced in assisting companies to prepare specifications for new build projects.

We can provide Engineering Superintendents and Marine Superintendents to provide supervision for both new vessel buildings and refit projects. We can also provide advice or undertake preparation of tender documentation in line with procurement rules where appropriate.
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Ship Delivery, Towage and Voyage Management

Our deep rooted “hands on” experience provides the backbone to our services to the towing industry.

We can provide ship delivery crew and voyage management, advice on reflagging, Marine and Engineering Superintendency and expert advice to Clients.

From ocean towage of unmanned ships being towed to demolition, to coastal towage of high value and unusual objects such as marine renewable devices, to towage of drilling rigs including semi-submersible and jack-up rig positioning our experienced mariners can provide the capability to give tow warranty, tow-masters advice, tow preparation advice and voyage management. We can also undertake and provide advice on tow preparation prior to flag state surveys.

We are approved and have carried out many tow warranty surveys for insurance underwriters